Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Trivia Night - April 26th

This years Trivia Night will be on April 26 at the Curling Club.
Club opens at 6:30 for refreshments, Trivia starts at 7:30.

First 15 Paid teams are eligible, $20.00 per player.

If interested, call Jim MacLean @ 705 848 6035.
Come out for a fun evening.

Friday, March 15, 2019

McCarthy Falls, 2019-03-12

Photos by Marie Bergs

**** Saturday March 16th Hike Cancellation ****

Due to extremely poor conditions, the hike on Saturday, March 16th. is cancelled.

Phill B

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

***** General Meeting (AND PIZZA!!) Tuesday, March 19, 2019 *****

This is a reminder about the upcoming General Meeting Tuesday, March 19, 2019.   All members are invited to attend.  

Meeting time is 7're invited for a pizza social and a gear swap before the meeting!  Now you're asking yourself, what's this going to cost me...and the answer is...NOTHING.  How's that for an end of Winter treat??  

Now for the gear swap, here’s how it goes;    If you have outdoor gear to sell/swap/giveaway, please come to the clubhouse at 5:45pm. Outdoor gear can be anything.  This is a great time to de-clutter and make some cash.   For example: hiking clothing, jackets, boots, packs, snowshoes, and camping gear.   If you have large gear ( eg roof racks, canoe, kayak, trailer, bikes, etc) you can bring a photo of it.  Please label your outdoor gear with your name and asking price.  

If you are interested to buy outdoor gear, please  arrive at 6pm for best selection and don’t forget to bring cash or cheques.

The meeting location is the Snowbirds Snowmobile Club clubhouse, located at #700 Highway 108.  After you've turned off the highway, keep to the right.  You'll pass the Rod and Gun club on the right.  The clubhouse is straight ahead.  It's the building with the wheelchair ramp.  

We want to make sure we have enough food for everyone, so if you plan to come for pizza at 6 pm, please text or call Art at 705-461-9151.   

If you're only attending the meeting, no need to call.  
Looking forward to seeing you there!

Monday, March 11, 2019

Coureurs de Bois January 20th/2019 Meeting

Members Present – 19
Art F. opened the meeting at 7:00 pm.
Minutes of Previous meeting approved by Emily W. and seconded by Don R.

Vice-Presidents Report-
Winterfest Sign-up sheets available to sign for various jobs for Winterfest.

Trail Masters Report-
Preparations for Winterfest will probably be on February 28th to clear site etc. on Horne Island.
Peggy Wilson (from the MNR) will probably get the Youth Rangers again this year to help with trail clearing in the Park.
Ongoing- Crooked Creek (Blind River Section) Hopefully in the Spring it will be cleared and marked.

Financial Report-
All transactions since the November2018 meeting were reported by Jackie S.  approved by Emily W. seconded by Phill B./carried.

Donna C. reports that most members are renewing on a timely basis, and that things are working well now that she is in charge of it.  Membership is up and growing!

Ongoing Business-
George H. to report back in our September as to separating from the VTA
We will be looking at getting someone from the VTA to speak to us at some point on this issue.

New Business-
Marty T. made a motion to join the Trail Alliance.  Approved by Phill B., seconded by Carolyn F./carried
The Alliance would be between The Cross Country Ski Club, The ATV Club, and The Snowbirds (Snowmobile Club).
We need to submit a 3-year plan by January 18th/2019 as to the funding we would need.  We hope to get funding by the Provincial Government.
Other benefits of belonging to the Alliance would be the sharing of equipment e.g. an ATV for trail clearing

Carolyn F. made a motion to nominate Martin T. as the new president.
Marty graciously accepted to fill in as interim president.

Meeting adjourned @ 8:15 pm.

The next meeting is scheduled for March 19th at the Clubhouse.
A pizza night and gear swap is planned.  Starting time is 6 pm.

Rye Lake, 2019-03-09

Pictures of Saturday's hike to Rye Lake submitted by Marie Bergs PHOTOS

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Chutes Hike, 2019-03-05

Photos and commentary by Bill Hazelton
14 hikers travelled to Chutes provincial park for a beautiful hike to see the falls and then to have a long awaited lunch at the Dragonfly restaurant at Massey.

Monday, March 04, 2019

***** Chutes Hike Reminder *****

Tomorrow's snowhoe hike at Chutes PP in Massey will leave the parking lot at 9:30 am!!

Monday, February 25, 2019

***** Winterfest (continued) *****

From Gayle;
Please come out with your shovels and snowshoes to clean up the entrance to the  ATV club for Winterfest. The more that pitch in the less there is to do. We'll meet at the ski hill area Thursday February 28th at 11:00 am

From Marty;
CdeB Winterest volunteers usually get together for dinner so we can pat ourselves on the back for another job well done, and this year is no different.  Reservations will be made at George's Restaurant for 5 pm.  Hope to see you there!

Horne Island 2019-02-25

Unbelievable, 15 snow shoers came out and donated their time and energy to pack down the trail to Horne island. It was cold at the start but we were as warm as toast at the end. Thank you so much. It makes one proud to be part of this club.